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Herblore training ranges from cleaning herbs to making potions which can only begin after completing the Druidic Ritual quest granting the player level 3 Herblore. To make a potion, the player will have to gather the required ingredients, usually a herb of some sort along with a secondary ingredient, and use them on a vial of water.

Training Herblore efficiently can be very expensive, as most potions are cheaper than the ingredients required to make them. Players can mitigate the costs somewhat by making unfinished potions themselves, but it is faster to buy unfinished potions from the Grand Exchange. For information about the cost per experience, see Calculator:Herblore/Potions.

A profitable, although a slow, very click-intensive and tedious method to train Herblore is to clean grimy herbs.

Quest experience rewardsEdit

Levels 3 - 19 – QuestingEdit

Completing Jungle Potion, Recruitment Drive and The Digsite quests will elevate a level 3 Herblore to level 19. Level 25 Thieving and level 10 Agility are required to complete The Digsite.

Levels 3 - 15 – Attack potionsEdit

You can make attack potions by mixing a guam leaf and then eye of newt in a vial of water, giving 25 experience per potion.

You'll need to make 87 attack potions to reach level 15 Herblore.

Costs

  • Guam leaves and eyes of newt needed: 87
  • 19 per guam leaf
  • 4 per eye of newt
  • -20 per potion
  • 2,001 - Total ingredient cost
  • -1,740 - Total cost with selling the potions

Levels 12 - 26 – Strength potionsEdit

Once at level 12 Herblore, you can make strength potions by mixing a tarromin and then limpwurt root in a vial of water, giving 50 experience per potion.

You'll need to make 127 strength potions to reach level 26 Herblore.

Costs

  • Tarromin and limpwurt roots needed: 127
  • 136 per tarromin
  • 246 per limpwurt root
  • -260 per potion
  • 48,514 - Total ingredient cost
  • -33,020 - Total cost with selling the potions

Notes

Levels 15 - 38+ – Serum 207Edit

Once at level 15 Herblore, you can make Serum 207 by mixing a tarromin and then ashes in a vial of water, giving 50 experience per potion.

You'll need to make 127 Serum 207 potions to reach level 26 Herblore.

Costs

  • Tarromin and ashes needed: 127
  • 136 per tarromin
  • 30 per ashes
  • -164 per potion
  • 21,082 - Total ingredient cost
  • -20,828 - Total cost with selling the potions

Notes

  • It is needed to read the Diary of Herbi Flax during the quest Shades of Mort'ton in order to be able to do this.

Levels 19 - 26 – Guam tarEdit

Once at level 19 Herblore, you can make guam tar by combining guam leaf and fifteen swamp tar, granting 30 experience.

You'll need to make 159 guam tar to reach level 26 Herblore.

Costs

  • Guam leaf and swamp tar needed: 159
  • 19 per guam leaf
  • 14 per swamp tar
  • -228 per potion
  • 36,411 - Total ingredient cost
  • -36,252 - Total cost with selling the tar

Levels 22 - 38 – Restore potionsEdit

Once at level 22 Herblore, you can make restore potions by mixing an harralander and then red spiders' eggs in a vial of water, giving 62.5 experience per potion.

You'll need to make 397 restore potions to reach level 38 Herblore.

Costs

  • Harralander and red spiders' eggs needed: 397
  • 526 per Harralander
  • 64 per Red spiders' eggs
  • -483 per potion
  • 234,230 - Total ingredient cost
  • -191,751 - Total cost with selling the potions

Levels 26 - 38 – Energy potionsEdit

Once at level 26 Herblore, you can make energy potions by mixing an harralander and then chocolate dust in a vial of water, giving 67.5 experience per potion.

Remember that it may be cheaper to crush the chocolate dust yourself, depending on the market.

You'll need to make 322 energy potions to reach level 38 Herblore.

Costs

With chocolate dust:

  • Harralander and chocolate dust needed: 322
  • 526 per harralander
  • 63 per chocolate dust
  • -289 per potion
  • 189,658 - Total ingredient cost
  • -93,058 - Total cost with selling the potions

With chocolate bar:

  • Harralander and chocolate bar needed: 322
  • 526 per harralander
  • 40 per chocolate bar
  • -266 per potion
  • 182,252 - Total ingredient cost
  • -85,652 - Total cost with selling the potions

Levels 36 - 55 – Combat potionsEdit

Once at level 36 Herblore, you can make Combat potions by mixing a harralander with a vial of water and then adding a goat horn dust to the Harralander potion(unf), giving 84 experience per potion.

Remember it may be cheaper to crush the desert goat horns yourself, depending on the market.

You'll need 1,689 combat potions to reach level 55 Herblore.

Costs

With goat horn dust:

  • Harralander and goat horn dust needed: 1689
  • 526 per harralander
  • 162 per goat horn dust
  • -562 per potion
  • 1,162,032 - Total ingredient cost
  • -949,218 - Total cost with selling the potions

With desert goat horns:

  • Harralander and desert goat horn needed: 1689
  • 526 per harralander
  • 86 per desert goat horn
  • -486 per potion
  • 1,033,668 - Total ingredient cost
  • -820,854 - Total cost with selling the potions

Levels 38 - 55 – Prayer potionsEdit

Once at level 38 Herblore, you can make prayer potions by mixing a ranarr weed and then an snape grass in a vial of water, giving 87.5 experience per potion.

It will take 1,557 prayer potions to reach level 55 Herblore.

Costs

  • Ranarr weed and snape grass needed: 1557
  • 6,875 per Ranarr weed
  • 41 per Snape grass
  • -470 per potion
  • 10,768,212 - Total ingredient cost
  • -731,790 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -5.43 - Price per xp

Level 39 - 55 – Tarromin tarEdit

Making tarromin tar is a relatively cheap and affordable training method, which will grant you around 90,000 Herblore experience per hour.

To make tarromin tar you will need 1 tarromin and 15 swamp tar per action, and a pestle and mortar in your inventory. The downside to this method is that the finished product won't usually sell at all at the Grand Exchange.

As the buy limit on swamp tar is only 13,000, which will last you less than an hour, it is recommended to buy the swamp tar beforehand.

Costs

  • Tarromin needed: 2477
  • Swamp tar needed: 37168
  • 136 per tarromin
  • 14 per swamp tar
  • -345 per potion
  • 857,224 - Total ingredient cost
  • -854,747 - Total cost with selling the tar
  • -6.27 - Price per xp

Levels 45 - 55 – Super attacksEdit

Once at level 45 Herblore, you can make super attack potions by mixing an irit leaf and then an eye of newt in a vial of water, giving 100 experience per potion.

To reach level 55 Herblore, you'll need to make 1,052 super attack potions.

Costs

  • Irit leaf and eye of newt needed: 1052
  • 964 per irit leaf
  • 4 per eye of newt
  • -723 per potion
  • 1,018,336 - Total ingredient cost
  • -760,596 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -7.28 - Price per xp

Levels 52 - 55 – Super energy potionsEdit

Once at level 52 Herblore, you can make Super energy potions by mixing an avantoe and then an Mort Myre fungi in a vial of water, giving 117.5 experience per potion.

To reach level 55 Herblore, you'll need to make 366 Super energy potions.

Costs

  • Avantoe and Mort Myre fungus needed: 366
  • 2,426 per Avantoe
  • 652 per Mort Myre fungi
  • -826 per potion
  • 1,126,548 - Total ingredient cost
  • -302,316 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -7.07 - Price per xp

Levels 55 - 69 – Super strengthsEdit

Once at level 55 Herblore, you can make super strength potions, which are made by mixing a kwuarm and then a Limpwurt root in a vial of water, giving 125 experience per potion.

To reach level 69 Herblore, you'll need to make 4,012 super strength potions.

Costs

  • Kwuarm and Limpwurt root needed: 4012
  • 2,275 per kwuarm
  • 246 per Limpwurt root
  • -989 per potion
  • 9,384,068 - Total ingredient cost
  • -3,967,868 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -7.95 - Price per xp

Levels 69 - 81+ – Antifire potionsEdit

Once at level 69 Herblore, you can make antifire potions, which are made by mixing a lantadyme and then a dragon scale dust in a vial of water, giving 157.5 experience per potion.

Dragon scale dust may be cheaper to crush yourself, depending on the market.

You'll need to make 9,682 antifire potions to reach level 81 Herblore.

Costs

With dragon scale dust:

  • Lantadyme and dragon scale dust needed: 9682
  • 1,717 per lantadyme
  • 146 per dragon scale dust
  • -1,431 per potion
  • 18,037,566 - Total ingredient cost
  • -13,854,942 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -9.12 - Price per xp

With blue dragon scale:

  • Lantadyme and blue dragon scale needed: 9682
  • 1,717 per lantadyme
  • 531 per blue dragon scale
  • -1,816 per potion
  • 21,765,136 - Total ingredient cost
  • -17,582,512 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -11.56 - Price per xp

Levels 72 - 81+ – Ranging potionsEdit

Once at level 72 Herblore, you can make ranging potions, which are made by mixing an dwarf weed and then a wine of zamorak in a vial of water, giving 162.5 experience per potion.

You'll need to make 7,961 potions to reach level 81 Herblore.

Costs

  • Dwarf weed and wine of zamorak needed: 7961
  • 945 per Dwarf weed
  • 1,639 per Wine of Zamorak
  • -1,651 per potion
  • 20,571,224 - Total ingredient cost
  • -13,143,611 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -10.19 - Price per xp

Levels 81 - 99 – Saradomin brewsEdit

Once at level 81 Herblore, you can make Saradomin brews, which are made by mixing an toadflax and then a crushed nest in a vial of water, giving 180 experience per potion.

If you've completed the Throne of Miscellania quest, using your kingdom to gather nests can greatly reduce the cost of making this potion.

Remember it may be cheaper to crush the nests yourself, depending on the market.

You'll need to make 60,232 potions to reach Level 99 Herblore.

Costs

With crushed nests:

  • Toadflax and crushed nests needed: 60232
  • 2,168 per toadflax
  • 4,277 per crushed nest
  • -2,163 per potion
  • 388,195,240 - Total ingredient cost
  • -130,281,816 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -12.04 - Price per xp

With bird's nest:

  • Toadflax and bird's nests needed: 60232
  • 2,168 per toadflax
  • 4,178 per bird nest
  • -2,064 per potion
  • 382,232,272 - Total ingredient cost
  • -124,318,848 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -11.49 - Price per xp

Levels 90 - 99 – Super combat potionsEdit

Once at Level 90 Herblore, you can make Super combat potions, which are made by using Super attack(4), Super strength(4), Super defence(4) and torstol together, giving 150 experience per potion.

You'll need to make 51,254 super combat potions to reach Level 99 Herblore.

Costs

  • Torstol and potions needed: 51254
  • 6,939 per Torstol
  • 351 per Super attack(4)
  • 2,060 per Super strength(4)
  • 1,659 per Super defence(4)
  • -285 per potion
  • 564,255,286 - Total ingredient cost
  • -14,607,390 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -1.9 - Price per xp

Levels 94 - 99 – Anti-venom+Edit

Once at Level 94 Herblore, you can make Anti-venom+, which are made by mixing a torstol and then an anti-venom in a vial of water, giving 125 experience per potion.

You'll need to make 40,718 potions to reach Level 99 Herblore.

Costs

  • Torstol and Anti-venom needed: 40718
  • 6,939 per Torstol
  • 1,061 per Anti-venom(4)
  • -199 per potion
  • 325,744,000 - Total ingredient cost
  • -8,102,882 - Total cost with selling the potions
  • -1.59 - Price per xp

Other methodsEdit

Herb cleaningEdit

Cleaning grimy herbs is a slow and tedious method of training Herblore, but it often results in a profit. To find out if money will be lost or gained, look at the cost of the grimy herb and compare it to the cost of the clean herb.

Overall, if you are willing to commit the time, cleaning herbs is a much more cost-efficient method to gain Herblore experience. This is not recommended however, since it is usually more time-efficient to make money by other means and train with faster methods.

The following rates assume you are cleaning 5,000 herbs per hour.

Herblore-icon Level Herb Grimy Clean Herblore-icon Clean XP Coins 1000 Profit XP/Hour Profit/Hour
Icon Coins 1000 Price Icon Coins 1000 Price
3 Guam Grimy guam leaf 13 Guam leaf 19 2.5 6 12,500 30,000
5 Marrentill Grimy marrentill 13 Marrentill 20 3.8 7 19,000 35,000
11 Tarromin Grimy tarromin 125 Tarromin 136 5 11 25,000 55,000
20 Harralander Grimy harralander 521 Harralander 526 6.3 5 31,500 25,000
25 Ranarr Grimy ranarr weed 6,816 Ranarr weed 6,875 7.5 59 37,500 295,000
30 Toadflax Grimy toadflax 2,207 Toadflax 2,168 8 -39 40,000 -195,000
40 Irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 962 Irit leaf 964 8.8 2 44,000 10,000
48 Avantoe Grimy avantoe 2,420 Avantoe 2,426 10 6 50,000 30,000
54 Kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 2,288 Kwuarm 2,275 11.3 -13 56,500 -65,000
59 Snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 7,651 Snapdragon 7,736 11.8 85 59,000 425,000
65 Cadantine Grimy cadantine 1,609 Cadantine 1,548 12.5 -61 62,500 -305,000
67 Lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1,771 Lantadyme 1,717 13.1 -54 65,500 -270,000
70 Dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 933 Dwarf weed 945 13.8 12 69,000 60,000
75 Torstol Grimy torstol 6,886 Torstol 6,939 15 53 75,000 265,000


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